Happy New Year. We wish you from our heart that 2021, will be full of blessings from our God. The year 2020, was a year full of goals, that with God's help we were able to continue ahead. But just like the majority of the congregations in the world lots of plans were not completed for the year 2020. We had to cancel activities like camps, youth meetings, etc.
During 2020, we also saw the hand of God in the activities of evangelism that were more by way of virtual, we were able to begin a program that had the name "Atrevete" (I Dare You) which had the advantage of teaching the Word of God, also it was a program where people shared testimonies through a national level. It has been a success. At times we had to stop the transmissions for the month of December, we were working very hard to gather more material, for both children and adults.
Also we began Sunday activities once again in the month of August 2020. We began to evangelize the neighborhood with school lunches with were passed out every Monday, this activity finished when their classes closed for the year (Aug - Dec 2020).
Thanks to God and with the help of each one of your families in Christ at Valley, we have completed the installation of the walls that serve as protection for the members of San Luis Potosi, Mexico. We are not exposed to air, cold or excess light that did not permit us to see clearly the person who was in front. Thanks to each of you for trusting in us missionaries to finish this magnificent wall construction project.
In this year, 2021, our plan is to disciple the members that we have in the congregation, we have made plans to begin studies in homes. These studies will serve by inviting new people and to listen about Christ and His plan of Salvation. We plan to continue to transmit virtual the Gospel, we are committed with the leaders that are close by in San Luis Potosi to work hand in hand at the camps for youth and adolescents. These last activities depend on the situation of the pandemic here in San Luis Potosi, Mexico.
We ask for your prayers for the Mission in San Luis Potosi, and the plans for this year 2021. With the help of God, mostly personal evangelism, discipling and with these complete the desire of our Lord Jesus Christ.
"Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age." Matthew 28:19-20
Once again, thank your for your help during the year 2020, but I want to encourage your to continue helping the missionaries that are on your lists for this year 2021, the harvest is plenty but the workers are few.
In this new year 2021, trusting in God, we will continue working for the glory of God. Thank you once more and Happy New Year to our family at Valley.
VICTORY IN JESUS
With a new year upon us, we begin by sharing a time line of events that were made over 5 years ago.
Beginning on January 1, 2021, Jose will become our new field director of Emanuel Mexico Mission. He will oversee all the physical needs as far as maintenence and upkeep of the facility. He will also continue to serve as the lead minister at the Ontañon Church of Christ and its ministries. In recent facebook posts you can see that we will have an office and accounting director, Xitlali Ortiz on site. Also an associate minister, Leonardo Hernandez to help as well. Both will work under the supervision of Jose.
Our new roles will be in the areas of communication, correspondence and finances with our supporters. Beginning February 1, 2021, we will open an office in the U.S.A. that address will be:
David and Sheri DeBolt
6389 E. - 500 S.
Markle, IN 46770
David turns 65 this year and beginning the retirement process. Again, as in years past, 100% of what you give to the ministry of Emanuel Mexico Mission will go to the mission field work taking place in the inner city of San Luis Potosi, Mexico.
We will continue as directors of the mission and are not retiring from ministry, but will simply allowing a new younger generation of fully committed Church of Christ servants work hand in hand with us. While we organize a U.S. office, we will seek part time employment to cover our own personal needs.
As groups are allowed to return to short term mission trips, we will lead them and help organize other special events to help the ministry of Emanuel Mexico Mission.
All in God's timing has been our focus for the past 5 years. The past 2 years have been an extreme challenge, but God brought us through it stronger. We look forward to a new routine and continue to serve the Lord full time / part time as He leads us.
Remember it's all about the ministry of the mission and not the missionary. No matter who is in front of the battle line, it's all about sharing Jesus Christ, because we know the outcome, VICTORY IN JESUS!
God bless and continue to support the ministry of Emanuel Mexico Mission. God's light in the inner city of San Luis Potosi, Mexico.
Jose Gonzalez - Field Director
David and Sheri DeBolt - Directors